DVD/Streaming Reviews

Midnight Traveler A moving story of migration captured on three iPhones. Hope
Parasite (Gisaengchung) A masterpiece in filmmaking and class warfare dissection. Shadow
Harriet A moving biopicture of Harriet Tubman as a courageous and charismatic freedom fighter. Hope
For Sama A heart-wrenching and unflinching documentary filmed by a young mother and citizen journalist living through the siege of Aleppo, Syria. Peace
Becoming Nobody An interview with the renowned spiritual teacher on the really big questions of life. Teachers
The Lighthouse A claustrophobic descent into maritime madness. Shadow
The Kill Team A chilling and ethically powerful true story that asks why civilian murders keep happening in wars. Shadow
Hala A coming-of-age story carried by the grace, sensitivity and emotional intelligence of the young actress Geraldine Viswanathan. You
Adopt a Highway Touching story of a socially awkward ex-con who discovers the value of giving and receiving. Kindness
The Two Popes An enlightening drama about the humanity and differing visions for the church of Pope Benedict and Pope Francis. Faith
Marriage Story Portrait of an unsatisfying marriage and a messy and sad divorce. Transformation
Downton Abbey Sequel to the TV series in which the beloved characters face new challenges and discover new joys. Love
Ad Astra A thought-provoking parabolic science fiction film about the transformation of an astronaut hobbled by a wounded feeling function. Connections
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice A top-drawer documentary about the longtime reigning queen of pop music. Imagination
Abominable A magical animated film about the power of friendship and music. Reverence
The Report The story of the long Congressional investigation into the CIA use of torture with suspected terrorists. Meaning
The Irishman A drama with three great performances which almost rise above the retread of a screenplay. Shadow
The Aeronauts A thrilling ballooning adventure with a feisty and flamboyant performance by Felicity Jones. Questing
Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins Thought-provoking documentary on the journalist whose humor challenged government incompetence and social injustices. Vision
Edie Inspiring story about an adventuresome elder who discovers the fire inside herself. You
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